Jefferson John Meek

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Jefferson John Meek

  • Birth 1808 Lincoln County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 9 Jan 1891 Sardis, Panola County, Mississippi, USA
  • Burial Sardis, Panola County, Mississippi, USA
  • Memorial ID 47717400

Son of Alexander and Elizabeth (Keys/Kays) Meek.

Jefferson John Meek was my 3rd great grandfather. He was a Southerner by birth and in ideology of southern planters of the era. It's hard to know whether he would have preferred his Reverend or Captain title for this memorial, so I am not making the choice for him.

A photo album created by J J Meek's granddaughter, Maxie Leah Meek Williams, when she received it as an engagement gift for Christmas, 1885, contained tintype photos of most of J J Meek's family. Based upon dress and what I know of the composition of the family at the time the photos were taken, I believe the 7 photos were taken around 1861, before J J Meek, and his son, James Alexander (Maxie's father), decided to form their own CSA unit at Panola Co., MS on 27 Mar 1862. J J Meek was 52 years old. He resigned 24 Aug 1863, and was replaced by R M Buchanan.

J J Meek considered the Civil War "our holy cause." By the time of his resignation as Captain of his unit in 1863, I think he had figured out just how much that cause was costing him. I've written about my 3g-grandfather in a post on my genealogy blog, here.


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  • Created by: Dee Burris Blakley
  • Added: 7 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47717400
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jefferson John Meek (1808–9 Jan 1891), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47717400, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Sardis, Panola County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Dee Burris Blakley (contributor 47047047) .